Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Criteria & Process

Your journey begins with self-reflection. Any master's program is a significant investment of your time, energy, and money, so it is important that you find the right program to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. "Fit" with a program occurs at the intersection of your story and ambitions and the school's story and ambitions. Before you apply, take some time to reflect on both.

Innovate and Leave a Legacy

"Innovation" and "legacy" are cornerstones for Fuqua and Duke Kunshan University. Think about how these terms apply to your own experiences and goals, then within the application, use that insight to help demonstrate how you might fit in with the culture of our two institutions.

  • Why do you want a "front row seat" to China? In other words, why are you interested in this immersion experience in China?
  • What legacy do you hope to leave at Fuqua and Duke Kunshan University?
  • After graduation, what impact do you hope to have in your work and broader communities?

The 2017-2018 MMS: DKU application is now available.

Review the information below to prepare to apply:

Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply in the round in which you can submit your best application.
The Early Action option is ideal for applicants who have completed their graduate business school research and have decided that Duke Fuqua is the best school for them. Applicants admitted in the Early Action round must submit the 2,000 USD or 14,000 CNY tuition deposit along with official transcript(s) by November 14, 2017. In addition, any applications submitted to other schools must be withdrawn upon an offer of admission from Duke. In the same regard, once an offer of admission has been received, applications to other schools may not be submitted.

International applicants who require a student visa should apply in Early Action, Round 1 or Round 2. The time required to obtain a visa will not be sufficient if Round 3 or Round 4 is selected.

Candidates wishing to be considered for merit-based scholarship awards should apply in Round 1 or Round 2. Scholarships are awarded in the Early Action Round; however, the binding nature of the Early Action Round will require you to attend with or without a scholarship award. Scholarship awards in Round 3 and Round 4 will be limited, if available.

Application Deadlines for 2017 - 2018

 Early ActionRound 1Round 2 Round 3Round 4
Application DeadlineSept 21, 2017Nov 2, 2017Jan 24, 2018Mar 7, 2018 Apr 11, 2018
Interview Invitations Sent By Midnight (ET) — Not viewable on phone or mobile device. Oct 5, 2017Nov 17, 2017Feb 19, 2018Mar 28, 2018Apr 30, 2018
Decision Notification (sent by midnight (ET) &  not viewable on phone or mobile device) Oct 25, 2017Dec 12, 2017Mar 13, 2018Apr 18, 2018May 18, 2018
Blue Devil Experience Weekend (once admitted, you may attend this event)
Apr. 27-28, 2018
Deposit DeadlineNov. 14, 2017Jan 10, 2018Apr. 2, 2018May 2, 2018May 25, 2018
International Student Visa Paperwork DeadlineApr. 4, 2018Apr. 4, 2018Apr. 19, 2018N/AN/A

On application deadline dates, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST).